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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Time is Precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department. A quality improvement project

Time is precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department

A quality improvement project undertaken in one ED at a major tertiary referral hospital

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Implementing trauma pathways in two of Oxfordshire’s community minor injury units

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

This article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid

How the emergency department four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with a personality disorder

How ED four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for people with a personality disorder

This article challenges the perception of the target as beneficial for all patients

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

The second part of our emergency nurse guide on nerve agents

A survey of emergency department staff’s opinions and experiences of family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation

ED staff’s experiences of family presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation

Follow-up to a paper-based questionnaire of emergency department staff's opinions...

Reflections on personal psychological resilience arising from the Shoreham air crash in 2015

Reflections on personal psychological resilience after the Shoreham air crash in 2015

Reflections on a psychological journey with reference to the conservation of resources theory

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

A reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

Clinical factors in prescribing anticoagulation for a patient with a DVT

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

Nerve agents: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 1

An overview of these agents, their history and manufacture, and how they affect physiology

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in...

Competency framework

Local implementation of a national curriculum and competency framework for emergency...

This article reviews the evidence associated with the Royal College of Nursing (2017)...

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

An intervention to improve retention in emergency nursing

The UK has a serious shortage of nurses and for the first time in recent nursing history 27...

Emergency department leaders and levels of engagement among their nursing staff

Aim Researchers have begun to examine work engagement in nursing, but there is little...

Supporting frequent attenders to reduce their visits to an emergency department

Frequent attenders to emergency departments (EDs) are a heterogeneous group who have...

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime...

Evidence-based management of patients with Colles’ fractures in emergency departments:...

Distal forearm fractures are a common presentation in UK emergency departments (EDs)....

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are...

Should I be more concerned about patient care or the four-hour target?

UK emergency departments (EDs) are high-pressure environments focused on delivering care in...

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